That is what most naysayers and newscasters would have us believe. They get notoriety and viewers by reporting the negative side of the story and then magnifying the consequences so that we are rapt in the fear they are co-creating. While I do have some rose-colored sunglasses I am not wearing them, I do recognize that there is crap going on. But we live in the best of times and they are getting better. According to the UN Millenium Goals,
- The target of reducing extreme poverty rates by half was met five years ahead of the 2015 deadline.
- The global poverty rate at $1.25 a day fell in 2010 to less than half the 1990 rate. 700 million fewer people lived in conditions of extreme poverty in 2010 than in 1990. However, at the global level 1.2 billion people are still living in extreme poverty.
Our access to health care has increased by nearly 1Billion. Life expectancy is continually increasing with optimists saying we could all live to the age that the oldest are living today (117 years)
Look for scarcity, you find scarcity. Look for tragedy, you find tragedy. Listen to crap, crap is created.
Listen to Kate’s rant, from Worldviews Project